‘MACAO’ (1952) & ‘THE LETTER’ (1940).

‘MACAO’ (1952) & ‘THE LETTER’ (1940).

November 22, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  MACAO (1952)                      Macao was supposed to be an ‘edge of your seat’ thriller set in the seedy underworld of the then Portuguese colony of Macao, situated some thirty-five miles out of Hong Kong. It was supposed to be a thriller but it failed to deliver on several levels. First […]

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)

May 6, 2020 Alan Royle 5

GLORIA GRAHAME (1923 – 81)             May 06 2020                        Twenty-one year old Gloria was appearing in a couple of plays on Broadway when MGM chief Louis B. Mayer spotted her, liked what he saw, and signed her to a $250 a week contract. It was 1944. […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT42.

August 8, 2018 Alan Royle 4

      Katz’s today                                                                     Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally…          […]

FIFTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT1.

March 13, 2018 Alan Royle 2

The Moon is Blue (1953) is a pretty tame picture, yet it was the first post-Hayes mainstream Hollywood movie to use the words ‘virgin’, ‘seduce’ and ‘mistress’ (in the sexual partner sense). The mere utterance of these three words was enough to get the picture banned from theatres in Boston, […]

James Dean – over-rated nobody?

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  James Dean’s mother died when he was nine. His father promised to attend the funeral, but never showed up, and Jimmy would resent him for the rest of his short life because of it. He once told Elizabeth Taylor of how he had been consistently molested by a trusted […]